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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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WIKISPEED and Open Source Ecology Announce Partnership in Open-Hardware Movement

WIKISPEED and Open Source Ecology Announce Partnership in Open-Hardware Movement | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The open-hardware movement got a tremendous boost today when WIKISPEED, an innovative automotive company building modular, high-performance cars using agile design principles, and Open Source Ecology (OSE), a group committed to providing free plans and processes necessary for building the global economy, announced that they are teaming up to revolutionize transportation in the developing world.

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Ten Years After Facebook, Divya Narendra Continues To Innovate - Forbes

Ten Years After Facebook, Divya Narendra Continues To Innovate - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For those acquainted with the disputed origins of Facebook, Divya Narendra should be a familiar name. Back in 2004, Divya Narendra and the Winklevoss twins took Mark Zuckerberg to court for alleged intellectual property infringement, eventually walking away with a cash/stock settlement now estimated to be worth well over $100 million following Facebook’s IPO.

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Generation Like – FRONTLINE

Generation Like – FRONTLINE | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
FRONTLINE explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media – and how big brands are increasingly co-opting young consumers’ digital
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Facebook Can Ignite, Predict Political Revolution? - Guardian Liberty Voice

Facebook Can Ignite, Predict Political Revolution? - Guardian Liberty Voice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Big social media sites like Facebook are igniting political action, if not outright revolution, across the globe and the data they generate can help analysts predict when and where it will happen next. Examples can be found almost daily.

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Can Twitter Predict Major Events Such as Mass Protests? | MIT Technology Review

Can Twitter Predict Major Events Such as Mass Protests? | MIT Technology Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The idea that the Twitter stream is a window into the future is persuasive. But is it true?
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Collaborative platforms. Why users just don't show ?

Collaborative platforms. Why users just don't show ? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Users’ engagement is of the essence to get the most of collaborative platforms. Despite the many promises of collaborative work in the fields of innovation, management and general organisation, it seems that the use of appropriate tools is still difficult to implement. In the article I curate today, the author sees 4 clear principles that should be applied whenever implementing such platforms:

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IBM teams up with AT&T to rule the Internet of Things - SiliconANGLE (blog)

IBM teams up with AT&T to rule the Internet of Things - SiliconANGLE (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


In their joint statement, the two companies said they plan to combine their analytics platforms, cloud and security technologies to build smarter cities for us to live in.

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Sharing economy – Game Changers

Sharing economy – Game Changers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Eitan Sella , a high tech entrepreneur and social innovator, is co-founder of Lendu, a platform for sharing of goods, as well as Wize night, an innovative platform for sharing academic knowledge in bars.
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How grassroots P2P technologies are empowering favella dwellers and other citizens in Rio de Janeiro

How grassroots P2P technologies are empowering favella dwellers and other citizens in Rio de Janeiro | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Inequality, poor transport systems and excessive bureaucracy remain major obstacles but at the grass roots technology is arguably being used in the most innovative ways to address social problems. The expansion of wifi and 3G networks into the favela shantytowns has widened the access of residents to information, as well as providing a means for shantytown dwellers to inform the outside world of some of the problems they face.

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Google: How not to be a "Glasshole" - CBS News

Google: How not to be a "Glasshole" - CBS News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The digital eyeglass-style headsets -- which can search the Internet on voice command, record video, and more -- are expected to hit the market by the end of the year. Preview models have already proven popular with doctors andprofessional sports teams, along with a growing number of early adopters.
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Why Hollywood Should Be Watching For Robust Net Neutrality Rules

Why Hollywood Should Be Watching For Robust Net Neutrality Rules | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With FCC chairman Tom Wheeler announcing plans Wednesday to do a rewrite of net neutralityregulations, studios this time around have even more reason to be concerned about how robust the agency makes its rules of the road for the Internet.

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A Look into the Open Source Hardware Community

A Look into the Open Source Hardware Community | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
AS you may know, just few weeks ago OSHWA published the results from 2013 Open Hardware Community survey. You can find original datasheets and everything here.
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Debating nine pre-P2P perspectives: 2) Alternative Development

Practices of colonialism were supported by theories of economic development first developed by Adam Smith (Campbell, 1997, pp. 41-43), later buttressed by an ideology of white superiority, supported by pseudo-scientific theories of racisms (Inayatullah, 1997a, pp. 68-75), and resting on ‘Rise of the West’ assumptions that would later be turned into ‘development’ models (Marks, 2002, pp. 1-20, 150). A common assumption here presupposed the West helping otherwise backward nations and peoples to advance, ideas reinforced by 19th century social theorists (Campbell, 1997; Inayatullah, 1997a). Such ideas drew strength from the idea of ‘progress’, for example August Comte’s idea of the march of knowledge, and later notions of material and economic progress (Scharmer, 1997). These ideas were further underpinned by a worldview which saw the non-Christian world living in sin – the West’s role to save the savages from themselves (Sardar, 1993). Nandy calls this the ‘social-evolutionist model’ in which:

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Apple Veteran Named PayPal's First Head of Open Source Software - Wired

Apple Veteran Named PayPal's First Head of Open Source Software - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In her new role, Cooper will assess the ways that PayPal is using open source software, and seek to improve collaboration on projects both inside and outside the company. Many large web operations, including Google and Facebook and even Microsoft, have people in similar roles. But Cooper is a particularly welcome addition to the role because she’s a woman. Women are still underrepresented in top tech posts.

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Five co-operative trends for 2014

1. The emergence of ‘open co-operative’ models that blend the ideas of free (or libre) software, open knowledge and democratic social enterprise, for example in work for a new vision for the economy coming out of Ecuador.

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Is This Where 3-D Printing Goes Parabolic? - DailyFinance

Is This Where 3-D Printing Goes Parabolic? - DailyFinance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The benefits from the proliferation of additive manufacturing, or what you and I would call 3-D printing, are all around us. From major corporations like Boeingusing 3-D printed parts in its planes to biotechs like Organovo Holdings printing out three-dimensional human tissue models for research and therapeutic applications, additive manufacturing is becoming more a part of our everyday life.

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Google Asks Glass Users To Please Stop Being So Fucking Creepy

Google Asks Glass Users To Please Stop Being So Fucking Creepy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Chevy never has to issue reminders to drivers to not deliberately steer trucks into playgrounds, but people who choose to wear $1,500 computers on their faces need an extra lesson in how to be a member of society.
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The mystery of collective intelligence – Stunning! | PORTABLE LIFE ...

The mystery of collective intelligence – Stunning! | PORTABLE LIFE ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Some study the mechanics of collective intelligence. For example, a Stanford researcher noticed that foraging ants would change their search patterns if they were given different-sized areas to search.
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Rise of the compliant machines - MIT News

Rise of the compliant machines - MIT News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


“These are hardware platforms for research labs to develop algorithms for mobile manipulation, social robotics, and human-robot interaction,” says Edsinger, who was Meka's chief executive officer.

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Open Source Business Models - Open source best practices

Open Source Business Models - Open source best practices | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For a commercial company, Open Source Software is software that is licensed to that company under an open source license. The commercial company may make use of the open source, like usage or redistribution of the open source free of charge, but it also has to fulfill the obligations, like delivering a copy of the license text with the software. 
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P2P Foundation's blog » Blog Archive » Andreas Antonopoulos on ...

Very powerful explanation of the power of the Bitcoin protocol:

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Microsoft: government switch to open source will cause "dissatisfaction" - PC Pro

Microsoft: government switch to open source will cause "dissatisfaction" - PC Pro | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Microsoft has hit back against the government's move to open source, claiming the change will cost taxpayers more and result in user "dissatisfaction".



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THE ECONOMICS OF URBANISM

THE ECONOMICS OF URBANISM | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This thought-provoking symposium will explore the planning and development of mixed-use New Urban communities, towns and cities, and address the economic and financial benefits of informed urban development. It is ideal for architects, developers, elected officials, policymakers, real estate professionals, and urban planners. 


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401: Psycho-social Debt Jubilee

401: Psycho-social Debt Jubilee | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

KMO welcomes permaculture co-originator David Holmgren to the C-Realm Podcast to discuss two of his essays: Money Vs Fossil Energy: the Battle for Control of the World and Crash on Demand: Welcome to the Brown Tech Future. David has been tracking the onset of climate change and peak oil for many years, but he says that in recent years, largely due to the work of Steve Keen and Nicole Foss, he has come to see financial systems as the fastest moving and most volatile element in emerging global crisis. He describes why he considers the Bush administration to have been guided by a certain energy realism lacking in too many social and climate activists. Finally, he describes why he thinks that multiple generations of mass affluence has left us saddled with a psycho-social debt that will be very difficult for us to discharge.

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